"This is not my Clan. Not any longer. ThunderClan is led by a kittypet, and there's nothing left to fight for. I feel no loyalty to ThunderClan. In the whole forest, the only cat worth following is Tigerstar."
— Darkstripe before being banished from ThunderClan in The Darkest Hour, page 117

Darkstripe is a large,[9] lean, sleek,[10] and thin-furred[11] dark[9] gray tabby tom[12] with black stripes[13] and yellow eyes.[14]


In The Prophecies Begin arc

Into the Wild

Darkstripe, although not yet named, is seen crouching next to Graypaw and a tortoiseshell queen.
When the young kittypet, Rusty, comes to join the Clan, Darkstripe only grudgingly agrees with his leader's decision to make the young cat an apprentice of ThunderClan.
Darkstripe scorns Firepaw after his naming ceremony, stating that it was lucky that his collar snapped when it did. Graypaw then says that while Spottedleaf is young and pretty, Darkstripe is neither. Although Darkstripe is near the apprentices, he doesn't pick up on the statement Graypaw makes.
When Redtail is killed in the battle at Sunningrocks, Darkstripe is appointed Dustpaw's new mentor.
Darkstripe is part of a patrol consisting of himself, Tigerclaw, Bluestar, Willowpelt and Graypaw. He suggests killing Yellowfang after she is found with Firepaw, and punishing Firepaw for feeding an enemy warrior. Bluestar tells him to keep his claws in, as they will decide what to do with her and Firepaw later. When Bluestar calls a Clan meeting to discuss Yellowfang Darkstripe suggests that Yellowfang might know of WindClan's disappearance, she hisses at him, saying that she is no traitor. This makes Darkstripe stop even though she continues to goad on him. Later in the meeting, Darkstripe says that the Clan cannot support Yellowfang as they have too many mouths to feed.
Later, Darkstripe is seen on a patrol with Longtail, Willowpelt, and Dustpaw. When Firepaw, Graypaw, and Ravenpaw are starting their assessment, Graypaw asks if Sandpaw and Dustpaw will be joining them too. Firepaw says that Whitestorm and Darkstripe had taken them on a patrol.
After the cats return home from the gathering where Brokenstar revealed that a dangerous rogue was on the loose, Darkstripe says that he tried to warn everyone that Yellowfang was a danger to the Clan, but they did not listen. He also says that Bluestar should get rid of her before she harms the kits. Firepaw tries to warn Yellowfang by telling her Darkstripe's remarks. Darkstripe and Tigerclaw then stride into the clearing together. They attempt to drag Yellowfang from her nest but are stopped by Bluestar. Darkstripe suggests that they kill Yellowfang now, but this idea is shut down by Bluestar.
When Bluestar returns from her journey to the moonstone, she sees that ThunderClan is being attacked by ShadowClan warriors. Darkstripe is battling a black warrior fiercely. He then chases out the two last intruders with Whitestorm.
When Tigerclaw is made deputy, Longtail and Darkstripe yowl their approval loudly. He then decides that Bluestar needs more protection, and appoints Darkstripe and Longtail as her bodyguards. He, Longtail, and Tigerclaw then begin to spread rumors about Tigerclaw's apprentice, Ravenpaw. When Firepaw is told by Yellowfang to roll in garlic to help his rat bites, Darkstripe sees him and asks what he is doing. Firepaw explains, and Darkstripe tells him not to take orders from a rogue before stalking away. Firepaw then leaves to go back to camp, and mocks Darkstripe under his breath by calling him 'Dirtstripe.' Firepaw tells Graypaw that he had no luck with finding the garlic as Darkstripe was prowling out around the forest.
Bluestar calls Firepaw to her den. Firepaw notices that Darkstripe and Longtail were nowhere to be seen, and question Bluestar. Bluestar replies by telling him she sent them away to help with the camp repairs. After his training session, he sees Darkstripe and Longtail guarding her den. When Ravenpaw comes back from his assessment, Firepaw tells him that he overheard Tigerclaw telling Darkstripe and Longtail that Ravenpaw was a traitor.
When Yellowfang goes missing, he demands Bluestar on what her opinion of Yellowfang is. After the meeting, Firepaw sees lightning lighting up Darkstripe and Longtail's faces as he crossed the clearing. Later, Firepaw tells Graypaw that he heard Tigerclaw tell Darkstripe and Longtail that Ravenpaw was a traitor.
He is on the patrol that raids the ShadowClan camp in search for the missing kits. Darkstripe questions why ShadowClan has shown so much strength lately. He is then disgusted by the loyalty of the ShadowClan warriors.

Fire and Ice

It is revealed that Darkstripe mentored Longtail, although it was previously stated in Into the Wild that Dustpaw was his first apprentice.
Darkstripe is told by Tigerclaw to patrol Snakerocks around the time that Cinderpaw is struck on the Thunderpath. Darkstripe is quick to notice Graystripe's reluctance to fight RiverClan and questions his loyalty in front of the whole Clan.
He is furious when Fireheart brings Cloudkit into the Clan, and protests against him at every chance he gets. When Fireheart lets Silverstream go during the battle with WindClan against RiverClan and ShadowClan, Darkstripe sees him and tells Tigerclaw.
He establishes a strong connection with Tigerclaw and is hardly ever seen without him. They almost always do duties together, like investigating the half-eaten rabbits on ThunderClan territory.

Forest of Secrets

Darkstripe still treats Fireheart harshly, calling him a kittypet whenever possible, thinking he should never have been accepted into the Clan.
Darkstripe is first seen entering the warrior's den with Tigerclaw and Longtail, and the three settle closer to the center of the bush. Fireheart watches them closely and wishes that he could make out their conversation, and he imagines that they are plotting against him. Darkstripe is briefly seen sleeping near the center of the warrior's den when Fireheart and Graystripe leave the den to go hunting as a punishment.
When Darkstripe is on guard duty over ThunderClan's prisoner, Brokentail, he makes no effort to stop Cloudkit and some other kits when they attack the helpless prisoner. Fireheart is therefore left to break up the fight. Darkstripe, however, takes Cloudkit's side, insisting that the white tom is not doing anything wrong. Then Darkstripe calls Cloudkit a kittypet and is the first one to inform Fireheart's kin of his kittypet heritage.
Darkstripe is later seen as following Brokentail with Longtail, as a guard. When Longtail complains about having to take Brokentail out, Darkstripe meows that he will have to tell Tigerclaw about it, since the warrior hadn't given any orders to let the prisoner leave the camp. Fireheart pushes his muzzle against Darkstripe's face and snarls that Bluestar is the Clan leader, and would listen to a medicine cat rather than Darkstripe, and the tabby rears on his back legs and draws back his lips. Fireheart expects Darkstripe to strike, but Yellowfang stops them from fighting and forest over Brackenpaw, and Fireheart informs her that he was clawed by a badger, then shoots a final glare at Darkstripe.
Later, when Bluestar announces a Clan meeting, and Fireheart describes how Sunningrocks had flooded, Darkstripe meows that it doesn't sound that dangerous and that they will still have plenty of territory left. He adds that they should let RiverClan worry about the floods, and there is a murmur of approval.
Darkstripe is later chosen to go to a Gathering. Before leaving camp, Bluestar tells her cats that she only chose warriors as it will be difficult to get to Fourtrees, and she asks Darkstripe to report about what he found when he led a patrol to examine the stream that morning. Darkstripe meows that the water is going down, although not fast enough, and that there is nowhere as far as the Thunderpath that a cat could cross without swimming. When Willowpelt suggests jumping across the narrow stream, Darkstripe replies that she could if she grew wings, but she only has paws. When a monster crosses the Thunderpath as the ThunderClan cats travel beside it, Darkstripe scrambles on top of the low wall and crouches there, baring his teeth at the monster as it passes. Once at the Gathering, when WindClan and ShadowClan warriors are angry with ThunderClan for taking in Brokentail, a couple of ShadowClan warriors threateningly approach Darkstripe, and Mousefur leaps to his side, ready to attack.
When WindClan and ShadowClan attack ThunderClan, Darkstripe is seen fighting a WindClan warrior. After the battle, Darkstripe is angry with Bluestar and accuses her of causing the battle by keeping Brokentail. He asks how long one of the ThunderClan cats will die for his sake. Bluestar tells Darkstripe that she never thought it would be easy, but they must do what is right, and Darkstripe spits that he would kill Brokentail for a few mousetails himself. Tigerclaw scolds Darkstripe for not showing respect towards his leader, and Darkstripe briefly glares at them both, before bowing his head.
A few days after Brackenpaw's warrior ceremony, Fireheart sees Graystripe disappear into the gorse tunnel, and he also spots Darkstripe who looks up at him, crouched beside the fresh-kill pile with a vole dangling from his jaws. Darkstripe's eyes are fixed on the tunnel entrance. Fireheart feels nervous that if Darkstripe saw Graystripe leave, it would mean that Tigerclaw would soon know about it. Fireheart steps forward and tries to walk casually, calling a good morning to Darkstripe. He tells his Clanmate that they are going off to hunt, and doesn't wait for the tabby's response before entering the tunnel. Later, when Silverstream has her kits and Fireheart comes back to the Sunningrocks with Cinderpaw, he sees Tigerclaw, and realizes that Darkstripe must have notified the deputy.
At Cloudpaw's warrior ceremony, Fireheart notices that some Clan cats do not congratulate the new apprentice, and Darkstripe is seen shouldering past Cloudpaw on his way to the warriors' den. He loudly exclaims, in a disgusted voice, that the Clan has become full of traitors and kittypets, and wonders if there are no decent cats left in the Clan.
After Tigerclaw rebels against the Clan and tries to murder Bluestar, she exiles the tabby warrior. When Bluestar and Fireheart begin to explain Tigerclaw's treachery, Darkstripe calls out that it's impossible, and challenges Fireheart several times throughout the explanation. Before he leaves, Tigerclaw asks Longtail, Darkstripe, and Dustpelt to join him in exile. Darkstripe refuses, seeming to be hurt that Tigerclaw didn't tell him what he was planning, and for plotting with Brokentail.
When Fireheart is made deputy, Darkstripe comments that he won't be taking orders from a kittypet. He also doesn't trust Graystripe very well either. This is most likely because Tigerclaw shares his suspicions about Graystripe going to meet a cat in secrecy.
When Fireheart assigns patrols for the first time, he tells Darkstripe and Mousefur to each find themselves two or three warriors and go out on a hunting patrol. He orders them to split the territory, and look out for Tigerclaw and his rogues. Although Mousefur accepts his order, Darkstripe glares at Fireheart for a very long time, and Fireheart wonders if the tabby would refuse to obey him. the new deputy meets Darkstripe's gaze, and the warrior turns away, calling Longtail and Dustpelt for his patrol. Whitestorm observes it is a patrol of Tigerclaw's sympathizers, and suggests keeping an eye on them. Fireheart agrees, but wonders if they haven't shown their loyalty by staying in the Clan.

Rising Storm

Darkstripe is amused when Fireheart struggles with the deputy duty, and taunts him as often as possible.
When Fireheart returns to camp, he notices a group of warriors under the Highrock containing Whitestorm, Runningwind, Darkstripe and a few other cats. He asks Fireheart who is leading the sunhigh patrol. Fireheart blunders and calls Longtail, which Darkstripe turns to Whitestorm with twitching whiskers and eyes glittering with scorn in reaction. Runningwind then explains Longtail was out with his apprentice, Swiftpaw, until evening. After Fireheart organizes the hunting patrol, he assigns Darkstripe a patrol.
Darkstripe is reluctantly given an apprentice, Fernpaw, by Fireheart, because he thought Darkstripe would want to prove himself to ThunderClan after Tigerclaw's exile. Bluestar has not forgotten that Darkstripe was one of Tigerclaw's allies, and fear flashes in her eyes as she names him as Fernpaw's mentor, but merely states that he is intelligent and bold.
Darkstripe is the first cat to confirm that Cloudpaw left the Clan. He goes and tells the whole Clan including Bluestar that Cloudpaw returned to a kittypet lifestyle.
When Cloudpaw is accepted back into ThunderClan, Fireheart tells Bluestar that Darkstripe should tell every cat that Cloudpaw was back because he had been the one to tell every cat he was gone.
After the fire, Darkstripe argues with Cinderpelt, Dustpelt, and the elders, saying sarcastically that the cats Fireheart left behind in the fire are probably deeply grateful to him. While he does this, Dustpelt scolds him for not showing respect for his lost Clanmates and tells him to watch what he says in front of Fernpaw. Darkstripe is the fittest of the warriors after the blaze and Fireheart puts him in charge of rebuilding the camp wall, to ensure that he doesn't find Tigerclaw.

A Dangerous Path

Darkstripe sees that Tigerclaw is the new leader of ShadowClan; when he finds out, Fireheart notices that his eyes are shining and he looks excited, and wonders if he would rather have joined Tigerstar as a rogue and then become part of ShadowClan.
Tigerstar asks him to bring his kits, Bramblekit and Tawnykit, to Fourtrees so that they could meet him. Darkstripe obeys him, but Fireheart follows them, and orders Darkstripe to take the kits back to camp.
When Graypool goes missing, Fireheart worries that an aggressive ThunderClan cat, immediately thinking of Darkstripe, might kill the elderly she-cat if she had wandered into ThunderClan territory, not knowing that she was just confused and was not looking for a fight.
Darkstripe is often seen with Dustpelt, though this is probably because their apprentices, Fernpaw and Ashpaw are littermates.
When Bluestar is obsessed with the idea that it is not dogs, but WindClan that are stealing prey, Fireheart arranges a peace meeting. Darkstripe accompanies the patrol, and during the entire talk, looks impatient and eager to attack the WindClan patrol. Fireheart realizes that if Mudclaw attacked, Darkstripe would too, and there wouldn't be a chance of peace.
After the peace talk, Longtail admits that it is Darkstripe who is passing information to Tigerstar.
When the dog pack is supposedly about to attack, Darkstripe tries to take Bramblepaw and Tawnypaw to ShadowClan territory. He is caught by Fireheart, who asks where he is taking the apprentices. Darkstripe claims that he does not think Sunningrocks is safe enough, and he knows a better place. When Fireheart furiously asks if Darkstripe would let his Clan be torn to shreds by dogs, Darkstripe protests and says he didn't know, only that Tigerstar had told him to bring Bramblepaw and Tawnypaw to him. Fireheart tells Brackenfur to keep an eye on Tigerstar's kits and Darkstripe, as Fireheart doesn't trust any part of him.

The Darkest Hour

Darkstripe is outraged when he finds out that Fireheart intentionally let Mistyfoot and Stonefur into the ThunderClan camp, and questions their true intentions. Mousefur, agreeing, step up beside him. As Mistyfoot and Stonefur leave the camp, Darkstripe watches Fireheart with narrowed eyes, and later questions Bluestar's loyalty.

Fireheart is provoked by him because of his kittypet roots after Bluestar's death, and Darkstripe complains that he does not want a kittypet leading ThunderClan. Fireheart challenges Darkstripe by saying he can either leave the Clan or stay under Fireheart's leadership. He hesitates, then stalks away to the warriors den.

When Firestar returns after being named leader, he notices that Darkstripe does not come up to congratulate him. Firestar then calls for a Clan meeting and Darkstripe watched him scornfully. Firestar then wonders if Bramblepaw would sit next to Darkstripe. As Whistestorm is named deputy, Darkstripe is the only cat who had not moved or spoken. He stares up at Firestar coldly. Firestar suspects that Darkstripe is conspiring with Tigerstar, so he orders Brackenfur to keep an eye on him.
Darkstripe manages to get rid of Brackenfur by saying to him that he needed to make dirt. He goes instead to meet secretly with the ShadowClan deputy, Blackfoot. While he is returning from it, he realizes that Willowpelt's daughter, Sorrelkit followed him and saw him meeting with Blackfoot. In a desperate attempt to conceal the truth, Darkstripe feeds her deathberries, telling her that they are a reward for her excellent stalking skills. As Sorrelkit collapses, Graystripe attacks him. Darkstripe lies that he was trying to stop her from eating the berries, but most of the Clan do not believe him, and Dustpelt refuses to talk to him. Goldenflower, Frostfur, and Mousefur all turn their back on him as he is eating.
Fernpaw later tells Firestar that she did not want Darkstripe as her mentor if he tried to murder Sorrelkit, to which Firestar affirms that if Darkstripe tried it, he won't be her mentor. After Thornclaw's warrior ceremony, Firestar thanks Fernpaw and Ashpaw for leading the dogs towards the river. Darkstripe is the only cat who remains silent, and doesn't look up at Fernpaw.
Sorrelkit manages to survive the poisoning and tells the Clan that Darkstripe fed her bright red berries, deathberries, as what he called a reward for following him. Before Firestar exiles him, Darkstripes coldly says that he doesn't feel any loyalty to ThunderClan anymore, because it is led by a kittypet, and the only cat left in the forest worth following is Tigerstar. Firestar exiles him, and Darkstripe goes to join TigerClan.
At the Gathering, Firestar notices Darkstripe sitting with the TigerClan cats. Later, when Firestar, Greystripe and Ravenpaw sneak into RiverClan camp, they see Tigerstar order Darkstripe to kill Stonefur because he is half-Clan born. Darkstripe does so without question, but loses to the half-starved prisoner, needing the help of Blackfoot to finish Stonefur off.
At the next Gathering, Tigerstar is flanked by Darkstripe, Leopardstar, and Blackfoot.
After Tigerstar's death at the claws of Scourge, Darkstripe grieves for the TigerClan leader. He is now alone and blames Firestar for Tigerstar's death, telling Firestar that he turned Scourge against the great warrior. Firestar retorts that was Tigerstar's own fault because he brought Scourge to the forest in the first place. Darkstripe, as scornful as ever of Firestar's kittypet roots, refuses to fight with the other forest cats in the battle between LionClan and BloodClan, telling them that they are all mad to follow Firestar.
During the battle, Darkstripe attacks a BloodClan she-cat, knocking her away from Firestar. At first, Firestar thinks that Darkstripe has finally found loyalty in ThunderClan again, but he is proven wrong when Darkstripe tries to kill him, claiming that he no longer has any loyalty to the forest cats, that every cat can turn into crowfood and that he only wants kill Firestar. Graystripe comes and then kills Darkstripe with his last words describing his desolate feelings, perhaps referring to either his entrance to the Dark Forest or the way he felt after Tigerstar's death. Graystripe then remarks that there is one less traitor in the forest now.

In The New Prophecy arc


Sorreltail explains to Leafpaw how Darkstripe was close allies with Tigerstar and forced her to eat deathberries when she was a kit.


Darkstripe is seen in the prologue, as a member of the Dark Forest. He somehow manages to come across Tigerstar. He feels very scared and confused about the Dark Forest, and acts very unlike himself when he was alive. He notes how he has tried to leave the forest, but he says that it goes on forever. Darkstripe also asks where StarClan is, and that he thought that he would be running across the sky, watching over ThunderClan, which shows that he didn't think he would end up in the Dark Forest, therefore thinking he wasn't evil and cruel.
He finds the scent of Brokenstar and he calls out his name, only to be silenced by Tigerstar. Darkstripe questions what Tigerstar will do now, expressing disbelief on Tigerstar's plots to kill Firestar. He says that Hawkfrost was indeed Tigerstar's son, with a strange note in his voice. He then asks Tigerstar if they can travel together. Tigerstar turns him down with a hint of regret in his voice, yet no hesitation. He tells Darkstripe that all cats must walk the path of shadows alone. Darkstripe then watches Tigerstar bound away into the forest, and still wanders there, lost and confused in the dark place.

In the Omen of the Stars arc

Fading Echoes

Darkstripe is seen briefly in the prologue after Breezepelt trains with Hawkfrost. He winds around Tigerstar, purring that Hawkfrost could match any warrior as there weren't many cats with such skill and strength. Tigerstar silences Darkstripe, telling him that Hawkfrost knew his own strengths. Darkstripe begins to protest but Tigerstar cuts him off. While the cats discuss Crowfeather to Breezepelt, Darkstripe slinks forward and tells Breezepelt that Crowfeather had never valued him. He is shooed back by Tigerstar shortly after.
When Jayfeather and Spottedleaf enter the Dark Forest to figure out what exactly Tigerstar is plotting, they spy on the activity going on in the Dark Forest. Darkstripe is seen in a training session that includes Snowtuft and Shredtail.

Night Whispers

Ivypaw sees him wandering around the Dark Forest during her training sessions.
Later on, Ivypaw was taking her final test to prove her loyalty to the Dark Forest. Although he does not formally appear, Ivypaw scents him following her, and Brokenstar comments that he is of no more use than a whining kit. It is mentioned that Ivypaw doesn't like Darkstripe, because something about him makes her nervous. It is also mentioned that he bit Tigerheart after a training match, then denied it.

The Forgotten Warrior

He is seen as the cats are gathering for the Dark Forest meeting. He crawls up on his belly and looks admiringly at the leaders, before Hawkfrost orders him back to the others. He creeps away, dragging his tail.

The Last Hope

He is first seen during a Dark Forest gathering in which the cats charge to attack the Clans. He states that Birchfall, Blossomfall, and Mousewhisker are on his patrol, and they will fight like heroes.
Darkstripe is seen when he ambushes Cloudtail and Dovewing. Cloudtail snarls at him telling that he isn't surprised that Darkstripe is fighting alongside traitors. Darkstripe spits at him, calling Cloudtail a kittypet before they engage in battle. Dovewing springs forward to help when Cloudtail is attacked by Sparrowfeather. Darkstripe sneers at her telling her that since Sparrowfeather's finishing Cloudtail off he gets to kill her by himself. After a long battle, a Dark Forest warrior calls to Darkstripe and Sparrowfeather, telling them to leave Cloudtail and Dovewing to bleed to death because the Dark Forest is attacking the camp.
Later in the battle, he is seen fighting with Sorreltail. After Brokenstar is killed by Yellowfang, Darkstripe retreats along with Thistleclaw and the other Dark Forest cats.

In the Field Guides

Secrets of the Clans

Lionheart describes the cats of the Dark Forest. He briefly mentions Darkstripe as one of the cats, alongside Tigerstar, Brokenstar, and Clawface.

Code of the Clans

Darkstripe is in a story about the rule that kits and elders must be fed before warriors. Even though many cats are sick and tired, he thinks of himself first. When he wakes up to rain and a leaking den, he tells Longtail to go find Redtail and have him fix the den so he can sleep. When prey is scarce in ThunderClan, and many cats are sick from greencough, he and Longtail go out hunting at Snakerocks, and soon found a squirrel. Darkstripe suggests that they eat it to have more strength to find other prey. Longtail is hesitant, but eventually gives in, after he takes the first bite.
Darkstripe ends up catching two mice, and Longtail catches a blackbird. They drag the fresh kill back to the camp, and on the way there, Darkstripe makes Longtail go through the thornbush first, resulting in Longtail losing some chunks of fur.
Later, when they return to camp, they are told that the elder Poppydawn had died, because she was so weak from lack of food. Longtail thinks it's their fault that she died; if they had come back with the squirrel she could have lived. However, Darkstripe tells him that it's already over because she's already dead, and orders Longtail not to tell anyone. He sees nothing wrong about what they did, and threatens to tell everyone that Longtail forced him to eat before the elders if he says anything. Darkstripe feels no pity at Poppydawn's loss, but Longtail is wracked with guilt.

Battles of the Clans

Darkstripe is seen on a patrol with Dustpaw, Longtail, Ravenpaw, and Tigerclaw. When Tigerclaw sends Dustpaw up a tree to catch a squirrel, Longtail and Darkstripe both stare at Dustpaw with scorn in their eyes. It is noted that they stick close to Tigerclaw the whole time. When ShadowClan starts to invade, he, along with the rest of the patrol, use the Lightning Strike to confuse the ShadowClan cats. They outsmart ShadowClan and win.

The Ultimate Guide

It is mentioned on Mistystar's and Stonefur's page that Darkstripe and Blackfoot captured Stonefur and killed him. They both have left their own Clans to join TigerClan, all under Tigerstar's orders. This is also mentioned on Feathertail's page.

In the Novellas

Tigerclaw's Fury

As Tigerclaw looks for cats to help him in exile, Darkstripe is among those cats, sitting with other warriors. He confesses that he thought Tigerclaw was the finest warrior in the forest, but he had planned with a tyrant, which makes Tigerclaw wonder if it was Brokenstar. Darkstripe adds that Tigerclaw said nothing, and declines his offer to come with him. When Tigerclaw encounters some ShadowClan cats, it is noted that he does not miss Darkstripe. As a fire rages on in ThunderClan's camp, Fireheart tells Whitestorm and Darkstripe to make sure the rest of the Clan makes it to the river.


Interesting facts

Author statements

  • Cherith's favorite death to write was Darkstripe's.[17]


  • He was mistakenly described as black,[18] a black tabby,[19] black-and-silver,[20] and with silver stripes.[21]
  • He has been mistakenly described with pale blue eyes.[22]
  • In Secrets of the Clans, Darkstripe does not appear on Tigerstar's apprentice list, despite it being mentioned that Tigerstar had mentored him in Into the Wild.[23][6]
  • Bluestar mentions that Dustpaw will be his first apprentice in Into the Wild [6], but in Fire and Ice it is revealed that Longtail was his apprentice before Dustpaw [7].

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Tawnyspots:[5] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Willowpelt:[5] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Graystripe:[24] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Rainwhisker:[25] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sootfur:[25] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Sorreltail:[25] Deceased, verified StarClan member
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Adderfang:[26] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Windflight:[16] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Swiftbreeze:[27] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Rainfur:[28] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Flashnose:[29] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Squirrelwhisker:[16] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Eaglestorm:[16] Status unknown


Patchpelt:[30] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Redtail:[27] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Thrushpelt:[28] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Thistleclaw:[31] Deceased, verified Place of No Stars member


Rosetail:[31] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sweetpaw:[31] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Leopardfoot:[30] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Spottedleaf:[27] Deceased, no residence
Dappletail:[28] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Daisytoe:[32] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Stormfur:[33] Living (As of Sign of the Moon)
Bumblestripe:[34] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Molepaw:[35] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Feathertail:[33] Deceased, verified Tribe of Endless Hunting and StarClan member
Blossomfall:[34] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Briarlight:[34] Deceased, residence unknown
Cinderheart:[35] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Honeyfern:[35] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Poppyfrost:[35] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Lilyheart:[36] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Seedpaw:[36] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Cherryfall:[37] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Lark That Sings at Dawn:[38] Living (As of Sign of the Moon)
Hollytuft:[39] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Sorrelstripe:[39] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Leafshade:[40] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Honeyfur:[40] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Eaglepaw:[41] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Plumpaw:[41] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Shellpaw:[41] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Spotkit:[42] Status unknown
Flykit:[42] Status unknown


Molewhisker:[37] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Pine That Clings to Rock:[38] Living (As of Sign of the Moon)
Fernsong:[39] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Larksong:[40] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Stempaw[41] Status unknown
Snapkit:[42] Status unknown

Half-great grandnieces:

Thriftkit:[43] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Bristlekit:[43] Living (As of The Raging Storm)

Half-great grandnephew:

Flipkit:[43] Living (As of The Raging Storm)


Unnamed tom:[44] Status unknown
Unnamed kits:[44] Status unknown
Longtail:[45] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Tigerstar:[46] Deceased, no residence
Mistkit:[46] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Nightkit:[46] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sandstorm:[24] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Bramblestar:[47] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Tawnypelt:[47] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Hawkfrost:[48] Deceased, no residence
Tadpole:[48] Deceased, residence unknown
Mothwing:[48] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Leafpool:[49] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Squirrelflight:[49] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Lionblaze:[50] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Jayfeather:[50] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Hollyleaf:[50] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Tigerstar:[51] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Flametail:[51] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Dawnpelt:[51] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Alderheart:[52] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Sparkpelt:[53] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Dandelionkit:[54] Deceased, residence unknown
Juniperkit:[54] Deceased, residence unknown
Strikestone:[55] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Sleekwhisker:[55] Living (As of River of Fire)
Juniperclaw:[55] Deceased, residence unknown
Goosefeather:[56] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Moonflower:[56] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Bluestar:[30] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Snowfur:[30] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Mistystar:[57] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Mosskit:[57] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Stonefur:[57] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Reedwhisker:[58] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Perchkit:[59] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Pikepaw:[59] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Primrosepaw:[59] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Shadowkit:[60] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Lightkit:[60] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Pouncekit:[60] Living (As of The Raging Storm)

Distant ancestors:

Cloudstar:[61] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Birdflight:[61] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Gorseclaw:[61] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Spottedpelt:[61] Deceased, verified StarClan member


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"Traitors and kittypets! Is there no decent cat left in this Clan?"
—Darkstripe after Cloudpaw's apprentice ceremony Forest of Secrets, page Chapter 24

"I trusted you, Tigerclaw. I thought you were the finest warrior in the forest. But you plotted with that... that tyrant and you said nothing to me. And now you expect me to come with you?"
—Darkstripe to Tigerclaw when he is exiled Forest of Secrets, page Chapter 28

Firestar: "Cats of ThunderClan. I've called you together so that you can witness what Darkstripe has to say. You all heard what happened to Sorrelkit yesterday. She's awake now, and Cinderpelt says she'll be fine. I've talked to her and she confirms what Graystripe said. Darkstripe did feed her the deathberries. So, Darkstripe. What have you to say for yourself?"
Darkstripe: "She's lying, or she made a mistake. Kits never listen to what any cat says. She obviously didn't hear me properly when I told her not to eat them."
Firestar: "She's not lying or mistaken. And she told me something more interesting: your reason for feeding her deathberries. She saw you meeting Blackfoot, the deputy of ShadowClan, on our territory. Would you like to tell us what was that all about?"
Darkstripe: "I don't have to justify myself to a kittypet."
Firestar: "That's exactly what you have to do. I want to know what you and Tigerstar are planning. Darkstripe, you know what Tigerstar tried to do to us. The dog pack would have torn the whole Clan to pieces. How can you think to following him after that? You would have been a valuable warrior. I gave you a chance after another to prove yourself. I wanted to trust you and--"
Darkstripe: "Trust me? You've never trusted me. Do you think I didn't know you told that ginger fool to watch me? Did you expect me to live the rest of my days with a shadow?"
Firestar: "No, I was waiting for you to show your loyalty. This is the Clan where you were born, these are the cats you grew up with. Doesn't that mean anything to you? The warrior code says you should protect them with your life!"
Darkstripe: "This is not my Clan. Not any longer. ThunderClan is led by a kittypet, and there's nothing left to fight for. I feel no loyalty to ThunderClan. In the whole forest, the only cat worth following is Tigerstar."
Firestar: "Then follow him. You are no longer a warrior of ThunderClan. If you are found in our territory after sunset today, we shall treat you as we would any enemy. Go now."
—Darkstripe's exile The Darkest Hour, pages 114-117

Darkstripe: "You're mine, kittypet. It's time for you to die."
Firestar: "So now you're fighting on the side of Tigerstar's murderer? Have you no loyalty?"
Darkstripe: "Not anymore. Every cat in the forest can turn to crowfood for all I care. All I want is to see you dead."
—Darkstripe and Firestar during the battle with BloodClan The Darkest Hour, page 294

Darkstripe: "...Why is it always dark here? Where is the moon?...I thought we would be hunting across the sky with our warrior ancestors, and watching over our Clanmates."
Tigerstar: "That is not the way for us. But I don't need starlight to follow my path. If StarClan think they can forget about us, they're wrong."
—Tigerstar and Darkstripe in the Dark Forest Sunset, page 2

"You can't leave this forest. I know-I've tried. But however far I walk, the trees never end, and there's no light anywhere."
—Darkstripe to Tigerstar about the Dark Forest Sunset, page 3

Longtail: "We killed her...."
Darkstripe: "We did not! Greencough killed her. She was old and weak. We are the important cats; we should eat first. Do you want to do what's best for your Clan?"
—Darkstripe and Longtail talking after Poppydawn dies of greencough Code of the Clans, page 42

Cloudtail: "Darkstripe! I'm not surprised to see you're with the Dark Forest traitors."
Darkstripe: "So you believe in StarClan now?"
Cloudtail: "I believe in evil!"
Darkstripe: "At least you believe in something, kittypet!"
—Darkstripe taunting Cloudtail The Last Hope, page 263

References and citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 276
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed in Into the Wild, allegiances
  3. Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 271
  4. Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 295
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook page
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Revealed in Into the Wild, page 52
  7. 7.0 7.1 Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 14
  8. Revealed in Rising Storm, allegiances
  9. 9.0 9.1 Revealed in Into the Wild, page 33
  10. Revealed in Into the Wild, page 89
  11. Revealed in Sunset, page 2
  12. Revealed in Into the Wild, page 39
  13. Revealed in Into the Wild, pages 33-34
  14. Revealed in Code of the Clans, page 37
  15. Revealed to be a in Erin Hunter Chat 4, undefined
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  17. Revealed to be a in Erin Hunter Chat 3, undefined
  18. Revealed in A Dangerous Path, page 5
  19. Revealed in The Last Hope, page 254
  20. Revealed in The Last Hope, page 263
  21. Revealed in Fading Echoes, page 3
  22. Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 300
  23. Revealed in Secrets of the Clans, page 65
  24. 24.0 24.1 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook page
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 Revealed in Rising Storm, page 120
  26. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook page
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 362
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 8
  29. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, page Chapter 3
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 30.3 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 8
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 47
  32. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 3
  33. 33.0 33.1 Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 223
  34. 34.0 34.1 34.2 Revealed in Eclipse, page 158
  35. 35.0 35.1 35.2 35.3 Revealed in Sunset, page 27
  36. 36.0 36.1 Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 146
  37. 37.0 37.1 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 299
  38. 38.0 38.1 Revealed in Sign of the Moon, page 2
  39. 39.0 39.1 39.2 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 478
  40. 40.0 40.1 40.2 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, undefined
  41. 41.0 41.1 41.2 41.3 Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 47
  42. 42.0 42.1 42.2 Revealed in River of Fire, undefined
  43. 43.0 43.1 43.2 Revealed in River of Fire, page 203
  44. 44.0 44.1 Revealed in A Dangerous Path, page 81
  45. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook page
  46. 46.0 46.1 46.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 266
  47. 47.0 47.1 Revealed in Rising Storm, pages 19-20
  48. 48.0 48.1 48.2 Revealed in Return to the Clans, pages 2-3
  49. 49.0 49.1 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 509
  50. 50.0 50.1 50.2 Revealed in Sunrise, page 305
  51. 51.0 51.1 51.2 Revealed in Dark River, pages 20-21
  52. Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 10
  53. Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 8
  54. 54.0 54.1 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 9
  55. 55.0 55.1 55.2 Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 348
  56. 56.0 56.1 Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, allegiances
  57. 57.0 57.1 57.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 502
  58. Revealed to be a in Erin Hunter Chat 6, undefined
  59. 59.0 59.1 59.2 Revealed in Mistystar's Omen, chapter 3
  60. 60.0 60.1 60.2 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, chapter 18
  61. 61.0 61.1 61.2 61.3 Revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 4